Students Demand Better Racial Climate at the University
About 150 students and supporters marched peacefully across the River Campus on Friday to demand that “the University of Rochester’s administration implement immediate and lasting changes that will reduce intolerable acts of racism that students of color endure at our University.” At Wallis Hall, a group of five students representing minority leadership groups met briefly with President and CEO Joel Seligman to present him with a three-page list of demands designed to improve the racial climate on campus. In a statement issued after the meeting, Seligman said he would carefully review the students’ petition and issue a statement early this week. He reiterated that racism has no place at the University, which must be a campus that is welcoming, respectful, and safe for all. Read more...
Partial Closure of Room in Rush Rhees Library Planned
A section of the Messinger Periodical Reading Room in Rush Rhees Library will be closed Tuesday, November 24, and Wednesday, November 25, for winterizing work. Half of the room, as well as the two Messinger Graduate Study Rooms, will remain open during that time.
Rochester Earns 'Bicycle Friendly University' Award
The University has been recognized with a 2015 “Bicycle Friendly University Bronze Award,” presented by the League of American Bicyclists. Read more...
Registration Opens Monday for CIRTL's Spring Courses
CIRTL will be be offering four courses next spring, each touching on CIRTL's pedagogical cornerstones: the college classroom, research mentor training, a class on teaching-as-research, and a MOOC on evidence-based STEM teaching. Registration for spring courses will open on Monday, November 23.
Italian Baroque Organ Is a Musical Time Machine
Entrepreneur-in-Residence Office Hours
Need advice on launching a new venture? Schedule an appointment with Ain Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Scott Catlin, associate vice president for technology ventures at UR Ventures and attorney, on Tuesday, November 24,
from 1 to 3 p.m. in 1.213 CTSI Director’s Suite in the Saunders Research Building. John Hawkins, vice president of Paramax Corp. and president of Benchview Management Corp., will hold office hours on Wednesday, November 25,
from 9 a.m. until noon in Carol Simon Hall. Appointments are required: book with Scott Catlin
, book with John Hawkins
, or call (585) 276-3500.
Discussion Offers Strategies to Manage, Reduce Stress
SPARK Competition Set for December 4
Enhance your rÉsumÉ and network with industry professionals at the O’Brien & Gere SPARK Competition, a think-tank style event that gives students at all levels of study in STEM- and business-related disciplines the chance to solve a real problem with real-world industry engineers and scientists. The competition will be held on Friday, December 4,from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gleason Hall, Room 120. Hosted by the Technical Entrepreneurship and Management (TEAM) master's degree program and engineering solutions provider O’Brien & Gere. The winning team will recieve $1,000and the runner up will win $500.
For more information and to sign up, contact Andrea Galati
Holiday Shopping Fair Returns to Wilson Commons
Wilson Commons Student Activities' holiday shopping fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, December 4, in Hirst Lounge. Students, faculty, and staff can purchase items from local businesses and artisans will offer handcrafted goods such as jewelry, handmade soaps, cards, handmade prints, washi art, tea, hats, University gear, ornaments, coffee, calendars, handcrafted journals, skin care, and terrariums. Most vendors accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
Rochester in the News
East High Students Show Early Returns
Democrat and Chronicle (November 16)
"While it's too early for most academic indicators of how students at the new East are faring, data on student suspensions and attendance shows fitful progress." The University serves as East's Educational Partnership Organization.